Independence

Date:
1955
Creator:
Braun Brothers
Publisher/Studio:
Braun Brothers

Independence docked in Hudson River, New York.

Identifier:
SSHSA_BB_SL_00370.jpg
Institution:
The Steamship Historical Society of America

HMCS Algonquin

Date:
1981
Creator:
Braun Brothers
Publisher/Studio:
Braun Brothers

HMCS Algonquin (DDH 283) at pier, elevated forward starboard quarter view

Identifier:
SSHSA_BB_SL_00050.jpg
Institution:
The Steamship Historical Society of America

SS United States

Date:
1952
Creator:
Braun Brothers
Publisher/Studio:
Braun Brothers

SS United States escorted by Moran tug

Identifier:
SSHSA_BB_SL_00942.jpg
Institution:
The Steamship Historical Society of America

Dividers

Navigational instruments from the QAR include a set of dividers (length 4.2 in.) nearly identical to a pair recovered from the pirate ship Whydah Galley. Although the steel needles held in slots at the ends of the arms are now missing, the dividers are in remarkable condition and still operate at the pivotal hinge. Dividers were one of the essential tools used by navigators for determining positions on charts.

Description (physical):

L: 4.2".

Identifier:
QAR332.001
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Trade Beads

Portable, desirable, and durable, beads find their way onto many archaeological sites. The complex artifact assemblage from shipwreck site 31CR314 includes hundreds of glass beads. Whether they were among the ships occupants' personal effects, or lost from a hank and caught between the floorboards, reminders of the ship's Concorde life as a slave trader, one will likely never know.

Identifier:
QAR347.002
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Wine Bottle

Date:
C. Early 1700s

Two whole "squat" wine bottles and 56 base and body shards, collectively representing at least one more vessel, have been recovered from 31CR314. All of these specimens represent hand-blown, dark green/olive glass bottles, English origin and dating to the first quarter of the 18th century. The overall shape of the two whole bottles dates to 1708 on the Williamsburg bottle chronology developed by Noel Hume. During this period wine bottle exhibited a "body sagging down on itself and the base spreading, a profile ungallantly known... as the "Queen Anne shape".

Identifier:
QAR557.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Sail Cloth

Thirteen small fabric fragments have been analyzed, which represent two types of fabric structure: 2x1 half basket weave and 1x1 plain weave. The half basket weave is the most common fabrication structure used for heavier sails. The baste fiber fabric can provide a wealth of information with regard to type of sail and possibly country of origin base on their fabric structure, e.g. weave structure and fabric count, as well as seam types.

Identifier:
QAR347.006
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Small Bell

The small bell found on the shipwreck came from the stern of the vessel and exhibits no markings. It weighs 6.64kg. These bells may not be part of the ship's equipment but represent cargo or personal possessions.

Description (physical):

Wt: 6.64kg.

Identifier:
QAR1326.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Coin Weight

 This single coin weight (featuring the draped bust of Queen Anne!) was found on the wreck site. It was used to measure the weight of one gold guinea. Analysis by Watkins-Kenny states, "the weight is made of copper alloy and features the lettering ANNA DEI GRATIA on the bust side and 1 GUINEA W with a crown on the reverse."

Identifier:
QAR1234.001
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Fishing Weights

Two types of suspected lead fishing weights have been recovered. There is also the possibility that these weights were used as counter-balances for scales, or plumb bobs for surveying. The second type forms a rolled tube and is more likely to be net sinkers. Forty of these were found in close association on the shipwreck.

Identifier:
QAR1893.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge